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wednesdays and thursdays and 9:00 a.m. on all other days of the week. the speaker: without objection, the resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. sessions: i ask unanimous consent that the order of the house of january 3, 2013, providing for morning hour debate be extended for the remainder of the 113th congress except that house resolution 452 shall supplant house resolution 9 and the speaker may dispense with morning hour debate upon receipt of a note fix described accordingly.bers . . . the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the resolution is agreed to.
the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: senate 1614, an act to require certificates of citizenship and other federal documents to reflect name and date of birth as reflected by the state court and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: madam speaker, the house is not ined offer. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order.
the gentleman deserves to be heard. please take your conversations off the floor. the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: madam speaker, she was little bitty tiny things, weighed 4 pounds. four days after christmas she was born in dallas, texas. two days later on now year's eve, roslyn marine schumaker came home with with her adoptive parents. roz, as she's already nicknamed, is a good sleeper. kelly, my daughter, and her husband, are good parents. during christmas, christians honor the most important child ever born.
but in our family this past christmas season, we know that unto us a special child was also born. her name is roz. my hope an prayer for roz is that she grows up in wisdom and lord.e and favor with the oz is our 11th grandchild. like her 10 other cousins she was born in texas. of course she was born in texas because that's the rule. that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek to address the house? >> i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. recognize peteto anderson who sadly passed away. after immigrating from denmark to the united states in 1922, he served in world war ii. mr. swalwell: upon returning
home he began keeping score at livermore high school sporting events. he had an impressive 60-year, 3,513 game tenure and built a reputation for dedication, knowledge and a passion for sports. because of his dedication to our community, pete was inducted into the first cls of the livermore high school sports hall of fame in 2009. i would like to express my deepest condolences to pete's wife margaret and his family and friends. in talking about his sacrifice for 60 years to keep score for young athletes, pete said, it was a nice play to -- place to go on friday nights. friday nights won't be the same without him. he will be missed dearly. his life is an inspiration to coaches, athletes and the east bay sports community. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman -- the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is
recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. today the president called on congress to take action to help put americans back to work. almost nine months ago the house passed h.r. 803, the skills act work bipartisan support. the skills act which i authored, would modernize the vast labyrinth of federal work forest development program, increasing access, eliminating waste and promoting accountability. this bill is languishing in the senate. as we gavel in the second sofingse the 113th congress this house will maintain its focus on jobs. our top priority is creating an environment conducive to economic growth and job creation. in last yore's session, the house passed more than 30 pieces of legislation designed to decrease bureaucracy, increase opportunity, and restore vitality to our economy. unfortunately, the majority of this legislation is being held up in the senate. i join the president in calling for action on jobs, starting with senate consideration of the
skills act. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for onemen. mr. waxman: as we begin the second session of the 113th congress, americans all over this country are coming up with their new year's resolutions for 2014. in congress, i propose we make this the year we stop ignoring climate change. last year, co2 concentrations reached dangerous new heights in our atmosphere. we suffered through and paid for record breaking extreme weather events and we received dire new projections from international scientific organizations on the threat posed by climate change. and what did the republican-led house do? it continued its
anti-environment voting record. voting 109 times in 2013 to weaken environmental protections. this behavior is reckless and irrespvensable. despite the gridlock in congress, the obama administration has been making progress. under the president's leadership the nation has doubled the production of renewable energy like wind and solar. vehicles are more fuel efficient. and toxic air pollution for power plants has been cut dramatically. let's work with the president this year to build off these successes so that december 31, we can look with pride that we finally took action on climate change. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: yesterday the white house claimed obamacare is
partially responsible for helping slow the growth rate in health care spending. health care spending did grow at a record slow pace in 2012. unfortunately, according to npr, and i quote, the federal officials who compiled the report disagree with the obama administration about why. end of quote. that's why the annual report from the actuaries at the centers for medicare and medicaid services disagree with the white house. npr disagrees as well. i quote, one thing that did not lead to slower growth, according to the report's authors, was the affordable care act. it's the recession, not obamacare, that's slowing health spending, writes the "national journal." hospital costs are increase, out of pocket costs continue to increase and any reduction in the rate of growth is not due to the affordable care act. a closer look at the numbers shes us this law has made matters worse. a closer look tells us that the american people deserve better. i yield back.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker. mr. speaker, right now, 1.3 million americans are asking the question, why? why is there debate about my ability to pay for rent or mortgage or food or the necessities of taking care of my family. why, having worked for many, many years, am i now being denied an unemployment insurance benefit that was utilized for the last five years and first voted on and put forward by the congress that supported president bush? in extending unemployment benefits. why is there not an understanding what it's like to receive a letter in the mail to indicate that you will get no more benefits, even though you're actively looking for work and even though there are three
people looking for every job? and why does this house of representatives not understand that we can pass a three-month emergency relief for these individuals and debate for the rest of the year how do we get a payoff or an offset for funding it after three months? mr. speaker, this is an emergency and people are on a lifeline and we are killing it. it is time to pass unemployment insurance benefits now for the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: this weekend, the armed forces community lost a great friend and ally resm tired lieutenant counselor john chaplain was truly a virginia gentleman, of the virginia military institute tradition. after serving our nation in uniform, john continued his passion for public service as a
professional staff member of the house armed services committee, eventually becoming the lead staff member for the subcommittee on military personnel. john possessed vast and remarkable wisdom of the military. he always sought to advocate for our brave men and women, their families, and our veterans. i had the privilege of working alongside him for four years as he coordinated the annual national defense authorization act. because of his efforts, our wounded warriors, military families and victims of sexual assault have substantial protections. there's no doubt that our couldn't vi a much safer place because of john chaplain's hard work and dedication. my thoughts and prayers are with john's wife lee, his two daughters and three granddaughters during this difficult time. he will be forever appreciated. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
from connecticut seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. 10 days ago, 1.3 million americans lost their emergency extension of unemployment benefits. mr. welch: today this afternoon at the white house one of those individuals, ms. katherine hackett, served -- shared her story. she has two sons in the mill tear. she was laid off through no fault of her own yet she needs elp. mr. courtney: yet this house left without taking up unemployment ex-tenses. i spoke to a man yesterday 20 years in the u.s. army, laid off last april, looking for work, his unemployment was cut off on december 28. the majority leader issued his agenda for the month of january,
not a word in that agenda about extending unemployment for 1.3 million americans. every economist tells us that's a mistake. these individuals need help. it is time for this house to focus on the immediate needs of the american people and extend unemployment insurance for 1.3 million americans. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognize for one minute. >> january is national slavery prevention month and it's a -- it's an opportunity to take steps to combat this growing problem that puts 300,000 children at risk in the united states. many of whom are 12 to 14-year-old girls. i'm authoring several bipartisan bills to address seblings trafficking. one gives law enforcement additional tools to turn the tide against sex trafficking and
help the victims of these horrific crimes receive the support they need and deserve. that's what these young girls are, victims. the second bill improved data systems that track missing children because better information will help us find better solutions. mr. speaker, it's time to end sex trafficking and there's bipartisan support for action. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise on this first day of our 2014 session to pay tribute to a husband, a father, a son, and a san antonioian. bobby decker was a san antonio police officer who died on friday, december 20678 he'd come in on his day off to substitute for a colleague when he was shot in the line of duty. he was only 3 -- 31 years of age.
this past saturday, san antonio and its citizens came together to honor bobby's life and bid him a final fare well. mr. gayay go: thousands of people line -- mr. gallego: thousands of people lined the streets and thousands of police officers came to mourn him. we remembered someone who spent years of his life helping the city of san antonio. they were instructed to retire his badge number, 0582 and every police officer throughout the city heard the retirement of that badge number. in a november email, ironically, bobby had aspired to joip the honor guard, the honor guard that escorted his flag-draped coffin. in an email to his supervisor he wrote that was the highest position of honor inside the department. that's tells us so much about him. so much about him even as we mourn his loss.
he had a positive outlook a great personality, his humor could win anybody over. mr. speaker and members i ask that we all take a moment to remember bobby decker, police officer, san antonio, texas, whose name will now be added to the national law enforcement memorial, the only memorial in washington that has never been completed. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i introduced h.r. 2906, the fairness to veterans act, because i believe that if anyone deserves a leg up in america, it's those who have served on our behalf. the fairness to veterans act is straightforward. it says that if any business receives a contracting preference, then a veteran-owned
small business should receive that same preference. i call this bill fair tons veterans because i believe it is only fair that if we're going to be singling out certain businesses to receive special consideration for government criminals -- contracts, that same benefit should be ex tendsed to veteran-owned small businesses. more than 250,000 service members are transitionings each year from military to civilian life. 2.4 million veterans own a small business of their own. and overall one in four veterans say they want to start a business. this bipartisan bill makes sure that we're tapping into the most highly skilled work force in history and utilizing their unique skills to get our economy moving again. mr. speaker, whether my colleagues believe there should be contracting preferences or not is not at the heart of this legislation. mr. fitzpatrick: the question here is do members believe that veterans deserve to be on a level playing field with anyone when bidding for government contracts and i believe the answer to that question is a resounding yes. and i urge my colleagues to co-sponsor h.r. 2906.
i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, it's cold outside. and for too many americans who have been unemployed for too long, because this congress has failed to act, it is now a little bit harder for those americans who are actively seeking work to get the emergency unemployment benefits that they need so that they can keep their homes warm for them and their families as they continue to seek employment. mr. deutch: for the 1.3 million americans that we left behind by failing to extend emergency unemployment benefits before we left, this is the week when the
checks stop. this is the week when it becomes more difficult for them. to keep a roof over their heads, to keep a warm environment for their families as they continue to seek employment. mr. speaker, we have an obligation to move forward, to make sure that those benefits are continued. it's the right thing to do, it's time for this congress to act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to ask unanimous consent to address the house for one moment. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate this year's b.c.s. national champions, florida state seminoles. in one of the greatest championship games of the b.c.s. era, head coach jimbo fisher and jameis winston led the seminoles to a thrilling come-from-behind
victory last night over the auburn tigers. with 11:11 left, the seminoles drovele 0 yards to score the game-winning touchdown, thereby capping an undefeated season. as the representative florida's second congressional district, i could not be more proud. mr. southerland: as the championship series comes to a close, the florida state faithful can ever take pride in knowing that the last b.c.s. title will forever reside in tallahassee, florida. and on behalf of the people of north and northwest florida and florida's second congressional district, i extend my congratulations to the coaches and players who helped us provide a wonderful year for the fans and such an exciting season. i yield back the balance of my ime with two simple words. i will yield. >> i ask unanimous consent the gentleman have an additional two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the chair cannot entertain that request. >> in the gentleman's remaining time, i would ask the gentleman,
congratulations to florida state. us from michigan would love to see a unanimous consent that perhaps the seminoles could play the spartans for a national championship in the next couple of months. but congratulations to the gentleman. it was a great game. kept us up watching it. mr. southerland: thank you very, very much for those sentiments and that offer. we'll contact the coach and see what we can do. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. does the gentleman -- for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. dennis rodman of nba fame has announced that he and 10 or so other basketball players are going to north korea. he said to visit his friend, the notorious butcher and dictator,
kim jong un of north carolina. mr. israel: bringing american basketball to north korea, a rogue state which has nuclear -- mr. engel: bringing american basketball to north korea, a rogue state which has nuclear weapons, starves their own people, throws them in jail, bringing american basketball there and sitting down with a dictator like mr. kim would be the equivalent of taking adolf hitler to lunch. this is really a terrible thing, terrible idea and it makes us gloss over the terrible suffering of the north korean people and just ignore it and say, well, we're going to play basketball and we're going to make this guy look legitimate. in a rambling discussion today n one of the networks, he said that he didn't even care that an american who was imprisoned, mr.
kenneth bay in north carolina, and at the very least -- in north korea, and at the very least we would hope that this american who is imprisoned for no reason by this brutal dictator would be released. we shouldn't be clicking glasses with him or playing basketball with this dictator. she one demanding that an american citizen who committed no crime be he released. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina -- for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i am pleased to recognize a business in my district that celebrated its 60th anversely there week. riverside pharmacy is an example of a small business that has survived the economic down turn, a changing health care land escape and often unfair playing field to serve the people of northeast georgia. local pharmacies such as riverside play a vital role in america's neighborhoods. they provide guidance, assistance and resources for families, including my own. mr. collins: joanne adams and
charlie johnson first opened in 1954. now the pharmacy has served generations of georgians, helping to guide them through the often difficult health care decisions. although the woled we live in looks far removed from the 1950's, the focus of the pharmacy has removed on the patient and i'm pleased to offer my heartfelt congratulations to riverside on their 60th anniversary. we're so lucky to have them providing care to families in georgia. the challenges facing community pharmacies are great but the important role they play are even greater still. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the ollowing personal request. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. heck of nevada for today and the balance of the week, mr. jones of north carolina for today through january 16, mr. ruppersberger of maryland for today and the remainder of january, mr. van hollen of maryland for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted.
the chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of the united states, i am pleased to transmit to the congress, pursuant to sections 123-b and 123-d of the atomic energy act of 1954, as amended, the act, the text of a proposed agreement between cooperation between the american institute in taiwan, a.i.t., and the taipei economic and cultural representative office in the united states, tecro, concerning peaceful uses of nuclear energy. the agreement, i am also pleased to transmit my written approval, authorization and determination concerning the agreement and an unclassified nuclear proliferation assessment statement, npas, concerning the agreement. in accordance with sections 123 of the act, as amended by title 12 of the foreign affairs reform and restructuring act of 1998, public law 105-277, a classified
annex to the npas prepared by the secretary of state in consultation with the director of national intelligence summarizing relevant classified information, will be submitted to the congress separately. the joint memorandum submitted to me by the secretaries of state and energy and a letter from the chairman of the nuclear regulatory commission, nrc -- n.r.c., stating the abuse of the commission are also enclosed. an aben dumb to the npas with a comprehensive analysis of the control system in taiwan with respect to nuclear-related matters, including interactions with other countries of proliferation concern, and the actual or suspected nuclear dual use or missile-related transfers to such countries, pursuant to section 10 -a of the national security act of 1947, 50, u.s.c., 403-1 as amended, is being submitted separately by the director of national intelligence. the proposed agreement has been negotiated in accordance with
the act and other applicable law. in my judgment, it meets all applicable statutory requirements and will advance the nonproliferation and other foreign policy interests of the united states. agreement provides a comprehensive framework for peaceful nuclear cooperation with the authorities on taiwan based on a mutual commitment to nuclear nonproliferation it. has an indefinite term from the date of its entry, unless terminated by either party on one year's written notice. the proposed agreement permits the transfer of information and material, equipment, including reactors and components for nuclear research in nuclear power production it. also specifies cooperation should be shal be in accordance with provision of the agreement and applicable legal obligations, including as appropriate treaties, international agreements, domestic laws, regulations and/or licensing requirements, such as those imposed by the
n.r.c. in accordance with 10-c cfr-110 and the accordance with energy it. does not permit transfers of restricted data or major critical components of such facilities. the proposed agreement also prohibits the possession of sensitive nuclear facilities and any engagement in mr. ackerman:tivities involving sensitive nuclear technology and the territory of the authorities represented by trcro. in the event of termination of the proposed ingredient, key nonproliferation conditions and controls continue with respect to materials, equipment and components subject to the proposed agreement. over the last few decades, authorities on taiwan have established a reliable record on nonproliferation and noncommitments to nonproliferation. while the political status of the authorities on taiwan prevents them from formally extending to multilateral nonproliferation treaties or
agreements, the authorities on taiwan have voluntarily assumed commitments to adhere to the provisions of multilateral treaties and initiatives. the republic of china ratified the treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, n.p.t., in 1970, and ratified the convention on the prohibtation of the development, production and stockpiling of bacterial, biological and toxin weapons and on their destruction. the biological weapons convention or b.w.c. in 1972. authorities on taiwan have stated that they will continue of ide by the obligations the n.p.t., i.e., those of nonnuclear weapons state, and the b.w.c., and the united states regards them as bound by those treaties. the authorities on taiwan follow international atomic energy agency standards and directives in their nuclear program work, work closely with civilian
authorities and have established relationsships with mainland chinese civilian authorities with respect to nuclear safety. a more detailed discussion of the domestic civil nuclear activities and nuclear nonproliferation policies and practices of the authorities on taiwan, including their nuclear export policies and practices, is provided in the npas and in a classified annex to the npas submitted separately. as noted above, an addendum on the authorities of taiwan with respect to nuclear related matters is being submitted to you separately by the director of national intelligence. i have enclosed the views and recommendations of the interested agencies in reviewing the proposed agreement and determined that its performance will promote and will not constitute an unreasonable risk to the common defense and security. accordingly, i have approved the agreement and authorized its execution and urge the congress
to give it favorable consideration. this transmission shall constitute a submital for purposes of those sections 123b and 123d of the act. my administration is prepared to begin immediately the consultations with the senate foreign relations committee, and the house foreign affairs committee as provided in section 123b. upon completion of the 30 days continuous session review provided for in section 12b, the 30 days of continuous session review provided for in section 123d will commence. the speaker pro tempore: ordered -- reported to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. under the speaker's announced spoifl january 3, 2013, the gentleman from texas, mr.
gohmert is recognized as the designee of the majority leader. mr. gohmert: a great deals of news -- deal of news has come out. many things have happened since we recessed in december. some things did not get the attention they should have. this is an article from the daily -- from the "daily caller," december 18, entitled senate democrats block amendment to restore veterans' benefits by closing illegal immigrant welfare loophole. now, mr. speaker, it would seem by anyone's standards of morality that when someone in order to hing encourage or get someone else to
, to themselves to death brutal treatment, and that person does so, they join the ilitary, go through rigorous treaning, spend a career, 20 years or more, defending the united states of america, following orders, that it would be morally reprehensible for anyone, or in this case any government, pull backen the -- on prethe promises that were relyingthose who served on those promises. in courts that doctrine would be called promissory estoppel. promises are made to induce someone else to act.
the other does act in reliance on those promises to the actor's detriment. then in a court system, a civilian would be reared under the doctrine of promissory estoppel, to provide what was promised. but the united states government is not subject to such claims in court. upon congress to ve the moral compass and the conscience to keep our promises to those who have served enough years, long enough, to retire. when i push for such benefits in the keeping -- and the keeping of our word to our veterans, it's not something that ineuros
to my benefit. i served in the earl, but only four years, i did not reach the 20-year mark or more that would have entitled me to the promises that were made but i know so many who had the chance to go back and make more money in the civilian sector and not give up their right of freedom of assembly and had to assemble at 5:00 in the morning as we often did, or doing forced marches as we did, or doing so many things that were not fun or pleasant, but doing so because it was proper training to be in the united states military. we owe those who have served to keep our promises. when george washington resigned as commander of the revolutionary military, it was
an incredible act that constantly comes up both here and abroad when people both here and around the world look for an example of true selfless service to one's country. and how george washington could serve as commander of the revolutionary military, the revolution is won, and he did what no one in the history of the world has ever done. won the revolution as command of the military and then resigned and in effect said, i've done all you asked, now i'm going home. that was brought up to me in the maldive islands sometime back, that was told, we're a relatively new democracy but 're always worried about a
military coup because we never had the proper example like george washington set. we never had a george washington to set the proper example. and they've had a mill tear coup since i was told that. but not only did george washington resign but at the end of his resignation and this was something that was said to all 13 governors, he had a prayer for the country. thatart of that prayer was we would never fail to remember, basically honoring those who have served in the field. and when, apparently, on tess 18, the united states senate voted against restoring the benefits that were taken away from veterans because they idn't want to close a loophole
in the law that allows for people who come here illegally to get welfare, because if that loophole had been closed, then people who come illegally would not be able to get welfare and the money saved by closing that loophole would be enough to fund our promises that had been broken to our have the rans -- to our veterans under the current, the brand new budget. i hope very soon that we'll have a chance to fix that in the house. it's the right thing to do. how else will we have the moral authority in congress to do anything else? in an't keep our promises answer to the prayer that george washington had that we would never forget those, that we would help those who had served in the field, our military. that is a travesty.
on december 19, the next day, there was an article in the "washington times" homeland security helps smuggle illegal immigrant children into the united states. it goes on to discuss a 10-page order by judge andrew s. hanan, and the judge, it says, said the case was the fourth such case he's seen over the last month. and in each instance, custom and border protection agent is -- agents have helped locate and deliver the children to their illegal immigrant parents. in the ublicans believe sanctity of marriage, in the sanctity and importance of families in america. when someone chooses to violate united states law and enter the
united states illegally without proper documentation, no matter believed the cause is to be to help family, obviously that's a noble cause but if it's done illegally, without ocumentation, it is an incredible disservice and affects so unfairly those who money od in line, paid after money, done everything the right way to gain entrance in the united states legally. as one person who whom -- to whom i spoke last thursday, he was married to a woman that he tried for so long to get legally into the united states, finally got her into the country legally
, and it is so grossly unfair to the millions of people who have ome into this country as immigrants, legally, we are a nation of immigrants, as my friend steve king says, there's really not a nation in the world, perhaps, that is not a nation of immigrants. but the united states certainly is. and the reason -- one of the big reasons we've been able to become the most free -- until obamacare, perhaps -- but the most free nation in the world with the least government dictation and intervention in our private lives and been the most blessed country, i believe even more so than solomon's israel, is because we're a nation of laws as the founder's described it.
a nation where no one was perceived to be above the law. i even paid a parking ticket because people perceived i had violated a law in a national park -- and a national park policeman who did not know the law, was ignorant of the law, decided to give -- it was easier to pay the $25 thans to have help teach the national park policeman the law on parking in washington, d.c. nobody is above the law. nobody is supposed to be above the law. and there are verses throughout the old testament and new testament so many of the first ndred years of this nation's existence had scriptures quoted from the old testament and new testament as a basis or reason that particular legislation
should be passed. one thing is clear in the old stament and new testament, showing partiality, showing favoritism to anyone, as leviticus talks about, whether it's to the very poor or the very wealthy, either way, it's not right, it's wrong. if we're going to ever attain again moral authority as a congress, we have to make sure the law is applied fairly across the board. when someone chooses to violate our laws by coming into the country, then we have a president who took an oath to see that the laws of the united states are carried out and properly executed. that means everyone who answers to the president of the united
states, including the department of homeland security, including customs and border enforcement, all of d.h.s., should be following the law and pushing other to follow the law and seeing that the law is followed but yet we see apparently case after case, shockingly, that homeland security is getting involved in the human afficking business, carrying ildren around the country, seeking them out. how about we get the parent and get the parent together with the child in the country where they're lawfully allowed to be? how about being a good neighbor
to mexico and instead of providing weapons for drug cartels that have killed hundreds of mexican -- hundreds of our neighbors in mexico, how about standing up against the drug tar tell -- cartel, not supplying them weapons, not ,eeing that drug deals are done which may help one cartel over another, but actually being a good neighbor so that mexico becomes the country where people want to stay and work. i've talked to so many mexicans who really want to live in mexico, but they have trouble finding jobs. there's so much corruption. in a country where a belief or law enforcement officer, someone trying to do the right thing or
to stand up against the drug cartel can end up with their head on a pike, that's our neighbor. . why are we not helping our neighbor stop the killing and mass -- in massive numbers of our neighbor mexicans? instead we have the department of homeland security has found by the federal courts to continually be helping people violate our own laws. i want families together. but the law needs to be followed. that's why you have judges like i was who had their heart broken when they have to enforce laws that they don't always believe in, but because it's the law, duly passed, and signed into law by an executive branch, because
we took an oath to enforce the aw and follow the law. and then it was shocking to read is story in "the blaze" from december 22. headline. a.t.f. agent sends shockwaves across the internet with explosive allegations about fast and furious and brian terry's death. on down in the article it says that after the terry slaying, talking about brian terry, the federal agent who was killed, said after the terry slaying and an attempted coverup within the justice department, dotson, talking about this a.t.f. agent, provided evidence and testimony to congress. his revelations, later verified
by an office of the inspector general's report, ignited a national scandal over fast and furious that resulted in a congressional contempt citation against attorney general eric holder and the replacement of top a.t.f. and justice department officials. in his book, dotson uses cautious language to characterize his account of circumstances surrounding terry's death. saying the information is based on firsthand knowledge, personal opinion and press reports, but he asserts that the d.e.a. had information about and may have orchestrated a large drug shipment through peck canyon that december 9. talking about the night brian terry was killed. he alleges that d.e.a. agents shared that intelligence with f.b.i. counterparts who advised criminal informants from another cartel that the load would be, quote, theirs for the taking, unquote. dotson laid out a strategy in
which federal law enforcement agencies like the f.b.i. allow criminal activity in order to increase the cloud of f.b.i. informants imbedded within cartel organizations. quote, if they can get these guys, the informants, in a position so they're closer to the tier 1 or tear two guy in the hotel, they'll do it. the article further down says, quote, essentially the united states government is involved in cartel building, unquote, dotson said. the claims sound early familiar to allegations brought -- eerily family to allegations brought orward by a cartel operative who is currently facing trial in chicago on federal drug charges. further down it says, they were given carte blanche to continue to smuggle tons of illicit drugs
into chicago and the rest of the united states and were also protected by the united states government from arrest and prosecution in return for providing information against rival cartels which helped mexican and united states authorities capture or kill thousands of rival cartel members, the defense motion in that case reads. it is incredible what is going on. and it is only appropriate that if congress is to continue funding these agencies and these and tments, we should have do have the right to know what they're doing with our money. and that should also mean getting to the bottom of fast an furious. -- and furious. there should be a select committee to get to the bottom of what happened in fast and
furious. eventually there should be mainstream media components that actually do their job for a change, that is so important to keeping a free nation, by actually going after the administration they have put in place and demanding answers to the questions of what happened with fast and furious. we owe our friends to the south, our mexican neighbors, answers o what happened. it is outrageous for a vernment to treat a neighbor like this. there's no reason that the country of mexico should not be one of the top 10 economies in
the world. mexico should be one of the top 10 economies in the world. they have the resources, the natural resources, they have got people willing to work, doing phenomenal work, as we've seen even in this country. they have a beautiful country. but they need to be rid of the drug cartels. they need to be a nation of laws which eerily brings us back to the demand that some who come into this country illegally make now. we want you to quit being a ation of laws, ignore the law, and say that we're legally here, , which e came illegally
ironically, if we do that, we're no longer a nation of laws, which would make us like the where graftingo, corruption is in so many places the rule of the day. where cronyism is the rule in so many places. where they don't have the freedom that we have here from ear of drug cartels. 've mentioned a wyoming story, unfortunately there was -- a "washington times" story, unfortunately there's one in there today entitled "is islam a religion of peace or is islam a , ligion of war" and in this
mr. hussein shows that he's either one of the laziest reporters in the world or he's one of the biggest liars. and i quote from the article, of course those who seek to vilify more than 1.6 billion muslims in the world do so with a serious disregard for logic or morality. in 2010, congresswoman debby riddle and congressman louie gohmert put a theory into the public discourse that there was such a thing as a, quote, terror baby, unquote, which -- i've never produced that term, to describe anybody. so, for mr. hussein, mr. speaker, that is an outrageous abominable lie. now, it's quite possible he could have gotten that from so ny of the media sources that
do what they do so well, and i go back to a sign that used to be above the blacksmith shop, it was a recreation of an old plaque smith's shop just -- black smith's shop just south of fort benning in a quaint old village, and the sign above the blacksmith's door said, all types of bending and twisting done here. in the appens, some mainstream, so-called, take a point that i make, twist it into something i didn't say, create this straw dog that they can beat up over and over and over and run that use up so much in the internet that if you click on my name you see this term, though i've never used it, and
the point i made was a valid point. this article said, despite the moral depravity of referring to infants as terrorists, which i never did, mr. hussein is a liar, congressman gohmert defended the notion and then got into a shouting match with cnn's anderson cooper insisting on the validity of his idea. mr. hussein as i writing does not -- hussein's writing does not deserve to be considered as serious literature if he is eith that are lazy or that -- if he is either that lazy or that significant of a liar. all he had to do was research, hopefully did he that research, which would mean he clearly is one of the largest liars around. now, if either anderson cooper or mr. hussein or others would do a little homework, didn't take that much, they would find that something called birth
right tourism is big around the world. it's significant. as i pointed out to anderson cooper, there had been an article shortly before that about the chinese, a tourist agency that for a certain amount of money they would get you a tourist visa into the united states when you were pregnant and they would help you get your baby born and then get you an american passport before you left. then i saw right after that an article where there was a muslim-owned hotel in new york that was hurt because they said they were the first ones to come up with this idea of having, in their case, basically muslim pregnant women come to the united states, have a baby and then they'd help you get the
american passport when you returned to your country. the point that i was making and it's still a legitimate point, there are people who hate the united states, who come into and ountry, have a child children are a gift from god. they are. that's why abortion is so wrong. but that great gift and the responsibility that comes with having a child, to train them up , in a wholesome environment as best you can, not to hate people, and yet we have children that leave this country with american passports and go back to the country where their parents are citizens and then
re raised to hate america. some may remember that in 2011 a man named anwral alky, an american citizen, was killed by . drone in yemen he had been here on capitol hill numerous times. he had friends at the white house. he had friends in this administration. he had been on capitol hill eading muslim staff members in muslim prayer. why? how could dough it? because he was an american -- how could he do it? because he was an american citizen. how was he an american citizen? his parents came here on a visa.
to go to college. he was born, returned to yemen, was raised to hate america, raised to hate our western an adult and as became a terrorist who insighted others to terrorism against the united states. erhaps some have heard of al -moudi. had paperwork, held it up for director mueller and he was not aware that the boston mosques, that the boston bombers attended were started and we have the paper,